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Taking Care of Ourselves

Taking Care of Ourselves

Date: 15 December 2023

Taking Care of Ourselves

The festive season can be a very difficult time. Learn how Christmas might affect your mental health. Find tips on how to cope and ways to support someone else.

Seasonal Vulnerabilities 

The Christmas holiday period can be a lovely time, but for some people it can be difficult, and they may be more vulnerable for a number of different reasons.  Below are a few of the reasons, but there may be many more.  

·        Feeling lonely 

·        Winter weather 

·        More time spent with family 

·        Time away from friends or people who are important  

·        More time spent online 

·        Past traumas being revisited  

·        Financial pressure  

If you have any concerns over the winter break and need to talk or contact someone, some useful links are below. 

Kooth - digital mental health support for young people Digital Mental Health Care - Kooth plc 

Childline - 0800 1111 Childline  

Young Minds - YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People 


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